Resources › For Students and Parents Youngstown State University Admissions ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More Share Flipboard Email Print Jones Hall at Youngstown State University. Blue80 / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated August 29, 2017 Youngstown State University Description: Youngstown State University's attractive 145-acre campus is situated in downtown Youngstown, a city located southeast of Cleveland near the Pennsylvania border. Students from Western Pennsylvania receive reduced out-of-state tuition rates, and the university as a whole has lower costs than most similar public institutions in the region. The university has a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and students can choose from over 100 majors. Popular fields span a wide spectrum from the humanities to engineering. Students and community members should check out the Spitz SciDome—a planetarium with free shows on the weekend. In athletics, the Youngstown State University Penguins (why the "Penguins"?) compete in the NCAA Division I Horizon League. The university fields eight men's and ten women's intercollegiate sports. Admissions Data (2016): Percent of Applicants Admitted: 67%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 540SAT Math: 430 / 550SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanState of Ohio SAT Comparison ChartACT Composite: 18 / 25ACT English: 17 / 24ACT Math: 18 / 25What these ACT numbers meanState of Ohio ACT Comparison Chart Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 12,643 (11,283 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female78% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $8,317 (in-state); $8,557 (out-of-state)Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $8,990Other Expenses: $3,635Total Cost: $22,042 (in-state); $22,282 (out-of-state) Youngstown State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 75%Loans: 62%Average Amount of AidGrants: $7,258Loans: $5,746 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Early Childhood Education, General Studies, Marketing, Nursing, Social Work Retention and Graduation Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75%Transfer-out Rate: 1%4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%6-Year Graduation Rate: 31% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Football, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Golf, Basketball, Cross Country Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Youngstown State, You May Also Like These Schools: Kent State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphOhio State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Akron: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphBowling Green State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Cincinnati: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWalsh University: Profile West Virginia University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphAshland University: Profile Xavier University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Dayton: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph Youngstown State University Mission Statement: see the complete mission statement at http://www.ysu.edu/mission "Youngstown State University-an urban research university-emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world."